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You tube video on Central Ave... slice of Greenburgh history (Hartsdale canine cemetery)
Release Date: September 29, 2018




Student intern Benjamin Mann spent a month working in the Planning department. He bicycled up and down the length of the Greenburgh portion of Central Ave, taking photo's of vacant storefronts, talking to property owners, merchants and residents. He concluded his internship by preparing an analysis of his findings and recommendations -what he thinks the town should do to make Central Ave a more successful business district.  He also prepared a you tube video which I hope you will watch before heading back to Europe, where he resides permanently.



Riley Wentzler and Felicia Barber, two interns have been posting weekly "Greenburgh slice of history" stories on the town website. I hope you will enjoy this weeks short Greenburgh history bytes!


If you forgot to pay the 1st half of your school tax bill (which is due on September 30th) don't worry. Since September 30 falls on Sunday you have an extra day to pay. You can pay on Monday! Town Hall open till 7 PM Monday.


Remember- the Greenburgh Friends of the Library book sale is this weekend! Great buys to help a great library.




A Final Resting Place for “Man’s Best Friend”:The Peaceable Kingdom.

By: Riley Wentzler &Felicia Barber


Do dogs have immortal souls, as reflected in the common phrase, “All dogs go to Heaven”? This theological question is one that is interesting to debate, but one which is best left for people who are more knowledgeable than either of the authors of this series to answer. However as any dog owner will tell you dogs are more than just pets, they are family!!! Regardless of whether or not they have immortal souls, they like any other family member, deserve a proper burial when they pass away. So where would you bury your beloved four-legged family member if you live in Greenburgh? The answer is The Hartsdale Canine Cemetery otherwise known as The Peaceable Kingdom located on 100 North Washington Avenue Hartsdale, New York 10530. This is the first pet cemetery in the United States. It was founded in 1896 by Dr. Samuel Johnson, a veterinarian from New York City. It is the final resting place for over 80,000 dogs (https://petcem.com/history/). It is also the only pet cemetery to appear on The National Register of Historic Places (https://petcem.com/#about). This family owned and operated canine cemetereven allows grieving pet owners to arrange funeral services prior to interment (https://petcem.com/faq/). To see the wide selection of both caskets and headstones which the Hartsdale Canine Cemetery offers go to https://petcem.com/services/. To schedule a burial and/or funeral service call (914) 949-2583.




Previous Slices of History include:

Greenburgh and The Arts (9/22/18)- http://www.greenburghny.com/Cit-e-Access/news/index.cfm?NID=47278&TID=10&jump2=0

Greenburgh’s BROTHERLY LOVE, RELIEF AND TRUTH: A History of The Freemasons in Greenburgh (9/12/18)-http://www.greenburghny.com/Cit-e-Access/news/archnews.cfm?NID=47212&TID=10&jump2=0  





About the Authors:


Riley Wentzler:

I was born and raised in a small rural town in central Pennsylvania. In high school, I took every honors course available including four years of Spanish. I received A’s in all of them. I graduated third in my class of 146 students. This brought me to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Once there, I continued my trend of academic excellence. I graduated summa cum laude in Political Science with a minor in Spanish and a Master’s in Communication Studies, with a G.P.A of 3.94. It was also there that I met my lovely fiancée, Felicia Barber. My Master’s in Communication has promoted public speaking, teamwork, and customer service. My Political Science degree has developed my research skills using computer-based tools and provided me with experience using the Microsoft Office products. My minor in Spanish has facilitated my bilingual capabilities. During my internship at Greenburgh, I created the petition for the State Roads project using website tools.  My diverse education and areas of interest have provided me with a wide range of skills. I look forward to finding a career opportunity in business or government. To help me find employment, you can contact me at: rjwentzler413@gmail.com


Felicia Barber:

I was born in New York City and raised in Hartsdale, New York. I graduated from Ardsley High School. I recently earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. It was here that I met my fiancé, Riley Wentzler. As a result of my academic excellence, I won a scholarship every year. I learned and applied many graphic design skills to projects during my summer internships and at school. I am proficient in using Adobe graphic design applications including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. For my Identity/branding course at Edinboro, I created logos to appear on the tee-shirts of Physical Education majors. For a veteran’s upcoming event, I used a typeface to focus the reader to the soldier in the poster.  For the State Roads Legislative Campaign project, I created the embedded graphic-photo that accompanied the petition I am looking for a job to utilize my skills as a Graphic Designer in an agency, print shop, company or government. If you want learn more about my artwork, or help me find employment, you can contact me at: feliciadbarber@gmail.com.





Hartsdale Pet Cemetery . (2018, (Not Given) (Not Given)). Hartsdale Pet Cemetery . Retrieved from America’s First Pet Burial Grounds : https://petcem.com/



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